Houghton County Escapee Back In U.S.

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GLR News Update

GLR News Update

Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An inmate from Houghton County who was recently captured after escaping from a Costa Rican detention facility is back on U.S. soil.

34-year-old John Saatio is wanted out of Houghton on charges of home invasion and destruction of police property.

Costa Rican authorities caught Saatio back on June 2nd.

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department says Saatio is currently being held at Harris County Jail in Houston, Texas and they are working to bring Saatio back to jail in Houghton County.

Saatio escaped from the Costa Rican detention facility on June 19th.

He originally escaped from the Houghton County Jail in June of last year.

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